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One of the biggest criticisms of the ‘Mortal Kombat’ reboot is that the film doesn’t officially feature the classic martial arts tournament that gives the franchise its title.
In the feature film, Shang Tsung (Chin Han) attempts to prevent Mortal Kombat from happening by sending his Outworld warriors to assassinate the Champions of Earth in order to enslave the planet.
Because of this, fighters on both sides don’t even have time to train for official duels and focus on personal battles.
However, it was a creative choice by screenwriter Greg Russo to ensure this famous fight event was portrayed naturally in the future.
In an interview with Collider, he said that:
“I always envisioned this first movie as a pre-tournament, it was more of an introductory story to the main elements of the franchise. The next film will focus on the event itself, while the third film will focus on the aftermath of this tournament.
Although international critics are slaughtering the reboot of ‘Mortal Kombat’, the film has won a considerable box office, which should guarantee the sequences.
With just 55% probation on Rotten Tomatoes, the film made $ 22.5 million in its first US opening weekend.
It’s worth mentioning that the first adaptation of “Mortal Kombat,” released in 1995, debuted with US $ 23.2 million – which further underscores the reboot’s success, given how complex it is today.
In total, the reboot grossed over $ 50 million worldwide.
In Brazil, “Mortal Kombat” is set to hit theaters on May 13. The information was revealed by the notice of Warner Bros. at CinePOP.
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Simon McQuoid (“Premonition 5”) is responsible for the staging.
MMA fighter Cole Young, used to being beaten for money, is unaware of his legacy – or because Emperor Outworld Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world, to hunt Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade and Jax, a special forces major who carries the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and devious mercenary Kano, as he prepares to take on Earth’s greatest champions against enemies of Outworld in a high-risk battle across the universe. But will Cole be under enough pressure to unlock his arcane – the immense power in his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop Outworld once and for all?
The cast includes Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brroks (Jax) Josh Lawson (Kano), Chin Han (Shang Tsung), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Sisi Stringer (Mileena).
The new feature will be for over 18 years, with the promise of a lot of violence and death.
Released in 1995, the first adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” had a budget of $ 18 million and grossed $ 122.1 million at the global box office.
The sequel, “Mortal Kombat – Annihilation,” cost $ 30 million, but only raised $ 51.3 million worldwide.
Both have been slaughtered by critics.
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